Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Paleo Sloppy Joes with Endive Dippers

I have two recommendations for eating these sloppy joes: the clean way or the really messy way.

The clean way is to use endive leaves as dippers. They are sturdy enough to withstand a heavier sauce without going limp. And their mild flavor does not interfere with the meaty sauce.

The really messy way is to use lettuce leaves as a wrap, but be ready with handful of napkins because you'll need every one of them.

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Either way you choose to eat them, this sauce is hearty, rich, and sweet!

Paleo Sloppy Joes

Adapted from Perry's Plate

Ingredients


  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 endives


Directions


  1. Brown the hamburger with the onion over medium-high heat. Drain fat, if necessary.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the endive, then simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Serve with endive as dippers or lettuce leaves as a wrap.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

It's amazing what happens when bacon is wrapped around other food. Plain chicken? Amazing. Cream cheese-filled jalapenos? Fantastic. Green beans? Mouth-watering!

Most of the time, side dishes are a bit of an after thought. The dutiful vegetable that boringly sits aside the delicious main attraction on the plate.

Not these babies. They steal the show.

And they are easy too — just 5 ingredients. Green beans, butter, garlic, honey . . . and bacon.

You should make them for dinner tonight. Your mouth will thank you.

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Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Adapted from How Sweet It Is

Ingredients


  • 6-8 strips of bacon
  • 1 pound of green beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons honey


Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and chop off the ends of the green beans.
  3. Divide the green beans into 6-8 bundles and wrap each with a strip of bacon.
  4. Place the bundles on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Combine the butter, garlic, and honey, then slather over the green bean bundles.
  6. Bake, covered with foil, for about 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover and broil for a minute or two to crisp up the bacon.
  8. Enjoy!


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Monday, October 20, 2014

Endive Taco Boats with Fresh Pico de Gallo

I love Mexican food. It's my fave. I go through salsa like many people go through ketchup. So I miss tortillas since deciding to go on the Primal diet. They were easy to grab and fill with my favorite, south-of-the-border flavors.

Lettuce cups are a pretty common alternative to a wrap or tortilla, but they can be a bit cumbersome and messy. These endive boats hold their shape a bit better. I like how they are smaller so that you can load each one up with the perfect balance of toppings.

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I would imagine that kids would love these too.They could customize and build their own boats according to their preferences and the smaller size might appeal to smaller hands.

These taco boats would make great little appetizers at a party too!

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Endive Taco Boats with Fresh Pico de Gallo

Ingredients

3-5 endives, depending on size
1 pound hamburger
3 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup tomato, seeded and diced
1 handful cilantro, minced
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
Your choice of toppings: cheese, sour cream, bell pepper, jalapeno, etc.

Directions


  1. Combine the onion, tomato, cilantro, and jalapeno and set aside. It tastes best if you can make it ahead and chill for a couple of hours.
  2. Cut off the ends of the endive and separate the leaves.
  3. Brown the hamburger then add in the taco seasoning.
  4. Build your boats with the meat, pico de gallo, and your choice of toppings.
  5. Enjoy!


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endive taco boats — low carb, delicious, and paleo! │ thehappytulip.com


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